Richard Bagg and Peter Dripp, hosts of the "Dick n Peter in the Morning" Show, were fired this morning after two people died as a result of one of their radio contests.
Albert Remming, 43, and Sandy Bashe, 28, died while competing for a Sony PS3 in the "Who Can Swallow More Pennies" Contest on air.
"It's such a shame," said Dripp, "that Sandy girl was really hot. She shouldn't have gone for that last roll of pennies."
A transcript of the show revealed that Remming swallowed $7.82 in pennies and Bashe swallowed $5.27.
"There's no question Remming would have won," said Bagg, "he was a fat bastard. Respectfully."
The "Dick n Peter" Show, which had been sindicated on the OnlyChoice Radio Network since 2002, was no stranger to controversy.
Bagg and Dripp drew criticism in 2006 after a radio contestant fell into a coma during a "Who Can Hold Their Breath Longer" Contest.
"That kid woke up a few weeks later," Bagg clarified.
The morning show has also been lambasted for its "Streetflasher" bumper stickers, which have been implicated in hundreds of auto accidents.
Authorities investigated the penny deaths, but determined the morning DJs weren't criminally responsible.
"This isn't the first time someone's died for a Play Station ," said captain Mort Harris of the NYPD, "but no one made these idiots eat the pennies, and common sense should have stopped them at some point."
Harris said the DJs may, however, be civilly liable for wrongful death.
"It was negligent for them not to consult a doctor before hand," said Remming's sister, Sarah Drake.
Bagg rebukes that charge.
"We totally asked Dr. Pecker about it," said Bagg reffering to their call-in STD expert.
Bagg and Dripp say they have no immediate career plans.
"At least we don't have to get up at 4 a.m. anymore," Dripp said.